Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 22, 2013 22:02 ET

Updated Health Hazard Alert: Certain in Shell Hazelnuts or Mixed Nuts in Shell May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 22, 2013) - The public warning issued on May 21, 2013 has been updated to include additional product and distribution information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain in shell hazelnuts or mixed nuts in shell described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following products were sold in packages of various weights or in bulk at the locations indicated below. Consumers who are unsure if they have affected product are advised to check with their retailer.

Product name Store name Location Dates Sold
"Avelines
écail"
S. Bourassa Mt-Tremblant Ltée. 1109, de St-Jovite, Mont-Tremblant, QC November 27, 2012 to
May 15, 2013
"Avelines en écales" Jardin du Mont 252, Denison Est, Granby, QC April 7, 2013 to
May 7, 2013
"Noix mélangées en écale" "La Vieille Dépense" 145, St-Joseph, St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, QC April 16, 2013 to
May 13, 2013
"Noisette écale " "La Vieille Dépense" 145, St-Joseph, St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, QC April 16, 2013 to
May 13, 2013
"Aveline écalée crue" L'Intermarché Lagoria 5915, rue Bélanger, Montréal, QC April 16, 2013 to
May 15, 2013
"Noix mélange en écaille" Fruiterie Milano Inc. 6862, St-Laurent, Montréal, QC November 13, 2012 to
May 15, 2013
"Aveline en écales" Fruiterie Milano Inc. 6862, St-Laurent, Montréal, QC November 28, 2012 to
December 28, 2012
"Noix aveline (sac)" Avril Supermarché Santé Brossard 8600, boulevard Leduc (Dix30), Brossard, QC April 19, 2013 to
May 15, 2013
"Avelines en écales" Intermarché Palumbo 2710, Désormeaux, Montréal, QC March 8, 2013 to
May 17, 2013
"Avelines en écales" Charcuterie Noël 5733, boulevard Léger, Montréal-Nord, QC November 9, 2012 to
January 31, 2013
"Avelines" Marché Bonanza Lalumière 6852, Jean-Talon Est, Montréal, QC November 5, 2012 to
February 8, 2013
"Avelines en écales" Intermarché DeRisi 8520, boulevard Lacordaire, Montréal, QC December 3, 2012 to
January 31, 2013
"Avelines naturelles écales" Fruiterie Papaye & Mangue 3429, Ontario Est, Montréal, QC November 27, 2012 to
May 15, 2013
"Noix mélangées" Fruiterie Papaye & Mangue 3429, Ontario Est, Montréal, QC November 27, 2012 to
May 15, 2013
"Noix aveline (sac)" Avril Supermarché Santé 1195, chemin du Tremblay, Longueuil, QC December 19, 2012 to
May 15, 2013

The following hazelnut product was distributed in Quebec by Distribution Yvan Nadeau Inc., St-Léon-de-Standon, QC.

Brand name Product name Size UPC Dates Sold
Les Distributions
Yvan Nadeau Inc.
"Aveline écales" 375 g 6 21001 01813 1 November 26, 2012 to
May 14, 2013

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

These recalls are part of an on-going food safety investigation associated with a recall of bulk hazelnuts from USA. The CFIA is working with the recalling firms and distributors to identify all affected products.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The importer, distributers, and retailers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page at: http://inspection.gc.ca/food_poisoning.

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/recalls.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600